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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 8th September 2020, 20:22
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By david kelly
As you well know Delia, it would be the SSPCA. A...

As you well know Delia, it would be the SSPCA. A wee slip of the finger on your part I’m sure. I don’t know what happens when you phone the RSPCA about an animal in Scotland but I would think that...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 20th August 2020, 21:58
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By david kelly
Agree with Red Knot. Ruff has a distinctive...

Agree with Red Knot.

Ruff has a distinctive shape with a small head for its body and a hunch backed appearance. The back is scalloped and it has a buff coloured breast. There are a few at...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 13th August 2020, 21:18
Replies: 50
Views: 1,587
Posted By david kelly
A different, smaller species of lynx. The lynx...

A different, smaller species of lynx. The lynx extirpated from Britain was the Eurasian Lynx. They will eat rabbits but seem to prefer Roe Deer.

David
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 22nd July 2020, 20:09
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By david kelly
It’s older than the 19th Century. There’s a place...

It’s older than the 19th Century. There’s a place near St Abbs Head in Borders called Ernescleugh which means the “narrow valley of the (sea) Eagle”. It opens out to the North Sea.

David
Forum: Bird Behaviour Monday 20th July 2020, 21:13
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By david kelly
Their European equivalent, the Common Blackbird,...

Their European equivalent, the Common Blackbird, prey on frogs, newts, lizards and, I am sure, small rodents would be taken too.

David
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Monday 20th July 2020, 21:04
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By david kelly
Sorry, my question may have been a wee bit...

Sorry, my question may have been a wee bit rhetorical. When I visited Denmark I was struck by the similarity of some words which I heard with a few from my childhood. The Scots word for child is...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Sunday 19th July 2020, 20:24
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By david kelly
Is gök Swedish for Cuckoo? The Scots word for...

Is gök Swedish for Cuckoo? The Scots word for Cuckoo is gowk, I am struck by the similarity.

David
Forum: Conservation Saturday 18th July 2020, 22:23
Replies: 35
Views: 1,691
Posted By david kelly
But a wee bit more distantly related to modern...

But a wee bit more distantly related to modern Elephants than the Steppe Bison is to the Wisent.

David
Forum: Conservation Saturday 18th July 2020, 21:03
Replies: 35
Views: 1,691
Posted By david kelly
Yes but both Lions and Tigers still exist, so you...

Yes but both Lions and Tigers still exist, so you have that choice. The Steppe Bison is extinct, the wisent is the closest proxy. Lions existed in Europe until historical times, Alexander the Great...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 13th July 2020, 20:26
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By david kelly
Bee Wolf sounds likely. David

Bee Wolf sounds likely.

David
Forum: Say Hello Thursday 2nd July 2020, 20:24
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By david kelly
Hi Jean, I agree with Andrew your description is...

Hi Jean, I agree with Andrew your description is perfect for eclipse male eiders.

David
Forum: Mammals Monday 29th June 2020, 20:27
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By david kelly
They have crossed from Strathtay into the Forth...

They have crossed from Strathtay into the Forth Basin, which have a narrow watershed separation between Loch Earn and Strathyre. Once in the Forth they could easily reach the Clyde.

David
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 26th June 2020, 21:18
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By david kelly
Greater Antillean Grackle is very common on...

Greater Antillean Grackle is very common on Cuba.

David
Forum: Birds Of Prey Sunday 7th June 2020, 10:14
Replies: 24
Views: 1,549
Posted By david kelly
Although not the same species I have had toast...

Although not the same species I have had toast taken from my hand by a yellow-billed kite in Zimbabwe. I was not volunteering said toast!

David
Forum: Scotland Wednesday 3rd June 2020, 20:28
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By david kelly
Now before anyone else leaps in, our FM states...

Now before anyone else leaps in, our FM states you should avoid driving further than 5 miles at the moment.

A good source of information is the “ Where to Watch Birds in Scotland” app which was...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 16th April 2020, 20:37
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By david kelly
Cyanopica cooki, C. pica is the East Asian...

Cyanopica cooki, C. pica is the East Asian species. The Iberian Magpie is cooki.

David
Forum: April 5th - Self Isolating Bird Sightings Sunday 5th April 2020, 20:31
Replies: 71
Views: 4,467
Posted By david kelly
From my “man den” overlooking an old wooded...

From my “man den” overlooking an old wooded railway cutting in East Lothian.

Woodpigeon
Collared Dove
Herring Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Magpie
Jackdaw
Carrion Crow
Blue Tit
Forum: Birders Big Bird Watch - April 5th Saturday 28th March 2020, 20:15
Replies: 49
Views: 4,099
Posted By david kelly
Tranent, East Lothian, an old railway cutting...

Tranent, East Lothian, an old railway cutting filled with trees at 50m asl.
Forum: Your Birding Day Monday 16th March 2020, 20:24
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By david kelly
Not any more, you can use contactless on Lothian...

Not any more, you can use contactless on Lothian Buses. However, the Esk also has Kingfishers and Otters.

David
Forum: Your Birding Day Friday 6th March 2020, 20:32
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By david kelly
Actually the best way to get to Musselburgh from...

Actually the best way to get to Musselburgh from Edinburgh is by bus. The 26, X26, 44, 113, 124, X24 but not the 30 all take you along the coast road from Eastfield to Levenhall. The 26 and 44 leave...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 21st February 2020, 21:09
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By david kelly
There are lots of rookeries in the Edinburgh...

There are lots of rookeries in the Edinburgh area. At Musselburgh there’s one in the grounds of Loretto School just east of the High Street, the rookery can be seen from the main road.

David
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 15th February 2020, 20:44
Replies: 45
Views: 1,735
Posted By david kelly
As an aside, a digression. Every year here in the...

As an aside, a digression. Every year here in the UK around the end of October we see complaints about the Americanisation of Halloween by “trick or treating”. However, this is just an American...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Monday 3rd February 2020, 20:13
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By david kelly
Bird Note is a daily two minute podcast. Out...

Bird Note is a daily two minute podcast.

Out there with the birds was another Bill Thomson podcast but has been continued by his partner, Wendy.

David
Forum: News From Birding & Nature Organisations Thursday 12th December 2019, 20:33
Replies: 6
Views: 1,424
Posted By david kelly
His series on the differences between the...

His series on the differences between the continental flora and fauna and the British biota, and why they were similar but a wee bit different, was very good, I think it was called “Vive la...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 12th December 2019, 20:29
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By david kelly
In 2015 we stayed in Kerkini village and stayed...

In 2015 we stayed in Kerkini village and stayed at the Oikopriigitis Hotel and they ran boat trips out to the lake. While there we saw Dalmatian Pelicans fly through the village and fishing at the...
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